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Chris_WebMD_Staff posted:
What helps you stay off cigarettes?
What made you quit and helped you stay focused on that?

I was hoping we could help each other. I quit 23 years ago.
I don't know, looking back I'm not sure that I knew this then, but it's the best thing I ever did for my health, and continues to be.

I had three young children at the time that I quit. Raising them and being an example really made me stay on track.

What is it that helps you stay smoke free?
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BuddhaChick63 responded:
My Dad was a long time smoker. He was told to quit for years and finally when his health got worse, he quit cold turkey. This was in 1994. My Dad had a stroke in 1999 and passed away 2 weeks later, I watched him everyday, slip away. This should have been my first wake up call.
My friend whom I met when I started volunteering for our local food pantry in 2003. JoAnn died of lung cancer right before my eyes, I still kept smoking.
I got the flu, rarely get sick and it happened on Christmas day. I coughed and coughed and decided I loved my lungs and quit on the morning of New Years Eve.
I am still strugling, smoked for 35 years. I took the patch off around the 15th day, and cravings got so bad, I put it back on four days ago. I have tried this so many times....Like Mark Twain said, "Quitting smoking is easy, I've done it a Thousand times."
Everything about me is about healthy living, this is a hypocritical part of me, I just want to go away. Thanks for listening! Shelley Jo Namaste'
 
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BuddhaChick63 replied to BuddhaChick63's response:
Hello??
Namaste' Shelley Jo Graham
 
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Melisious replied to BuddhaChick63's response:
Hi Shelly Jo,

I read your post and I have also smoked for a long time. Today is my 45th birthday and I decided that it is time to give this quitting smoking a real try. It has been exactly 15 hours and 7 minutes. I know it is going to be the hardest thing I've ever done. I feel like I'm crawling out of my skin. I just wanted to reach out to you..perhaps we can be a support to each other? Best of luck. Melissa
 
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2girls4boys responded:
In two weeks, I'll be tobacco free for a year. After smoking for forty-five years, that's huge. Try to change your focus of attention as much as possible. There was a program in Healthy Life Style Rewards that helped me a lot. I visited daily, and kept my journal. I now chew sugar free gum, which I never did before. If you need to take meds to help, do it. If you need to chew a piece of nicotine gum occasionally, don't worry about it. You can do this!
 
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pinkcloudtracy replied to 2girls4boys's response:
Hi,
I quit a month ago with electronic cigarettes and am thrilled! It's been strangely easy. Don't let the BS hype about e-cigs scare you. Order from any reputable USA company and you'll be fine. I tried BLU and some disposables before I ran across Bloog. I am super happy. spending a lot less, feeling better and I actually am using zero nicotine now. I like the oral fixation and flavors and the feel of the vapor So that's my story. I pray it helps someone.
Their website is http://bloogplanet.com and you can enter code INAA at checkout for a discount. WAY cheaper than cigarettes.
Good luck and don't give up on yourself
 
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pinkcloudtracy replied to pinkcloudtracy's response:
Opps, sorry I'm new here and see I replied directly to 2girls4boys instead of the thread, my bad.
 
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dlee31510 responded:
I'm not smoke free
 
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sleepydumbdude responded:
I quit with the help of electronic cigarettes. I lost my ecig then quit completely instead of buying another.
Mainly I was getting sick much more than normal and I think smoking had something to do with it. Plus I finally started to notice a stain on my hand from holding cigarettes. Also didn't care for the smell.
It also helped that I got a nasty sinus infection for half a week right after losing the ecig so I would have struggled to smoke if I tried.
Other times that I quit people tried to talk me into it and I just went along with them. This time I did it myself and don't care to start again.
 
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msrytw responded:
I am 49 yrs old. Been smoking since I was 19. I had 2 aunts die from emphysema & COPD. My older sister by 5 years has had 3 strokes (she quit). I kept smoking. About 5 years ago, my legs started hurting when I walked and have progressively gotten worse. I was recently told that I have blockages. It seems that circulation problems run in our family even with those who have never smoked. I've tried to quit before with no success. I saw a commercial on t.v. recently that showed people who have lost their legs and finger tips due to smoking. That did it. This time I am determined. I am using Chantix and this is my 2nd week on it and 4 days w/o a cigarette. I am determined to quit and pray that it is not too late.
 
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BloogLife replied to pinkcloudtracy's response:
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